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Uber removes driver for misbehaving with IT employee in Kerala’s Technopark

Based on a complaint by the woman, the local police had taken the taxi driver into custody.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2017 17:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

Cab aggregator Uber said on Thursday that the company has removed from service the driver, who had allegedly misbehaved with a woman IT professional at Technopark.

The decision to remove him was taken based on an internal investigation in this regard, the company said in a statement.

The behaviour of this nature from the driver has no place on the Uber app, it said.

“What has been described is deeply upsetting. The behaviour of this nature has no place on the Uber app”, it said. “We internally investigated the matter and the driver partner was immediately barred from accessing the app,” Uber spokesperson said in the statement.

Based on a complaint from ‘Prathidhwani,’ a socio- cultural outfit of the Technopark IT employees, local police had taken into custody the 32-year-old Uber taxi driver for allegedly misbehaving with the woman employee of the IT hub.

The incident took place at Aakkulam, a suburb near here, while the woman passenger was returning home from her workplace at Kazhakkoottam on June 13 night.

First Published: Jun 22, 2017 13:16 IST